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iOS 11.4 debuts for developers with three new features

First beta of iOS 11.4 released for developers. Apple has rolled out the first developer beta of iOS 11.4, introducing some new features and changes compared with iOS 11.3 (official). The first beta is currently live only for registered developers, but public testers should also be able to get their hands on this release in the coming days. What’s new: iOS 11.4 Beta I re-introduces the Messages backup on iCloud. The feature first appeared in early iOS 11.3 betas, but it was eventually removed from the official 11.3 release. You could easily restore your messages after a hard-reset. AirPlay 2[…]

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Apple to drop Intel and use custom Mac processors from 2020

Apple’s own chips may be ready until 2020. The unification of the Apple app stores is expected to begin this year with the iOS 12 and macOS 10.14 updates for iPhone/iPad and Mac. This unification would allow developers to create a single app that runs across the entire Apple’s product line, and it’s distributed via a single app store. Apple is internally working on a project codenamed ‘Kalamata‘, said sources familiar with the matter. According to Bloomberg, along with the app unification, Apple is planning to make a shift from Intel to custom-made processors for Mac. Custom designs are already[…]

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Tips to improve the battery life in iOS 11 and iPhone X

How to fix the battery problems on iOS 11.3 and newer iOS 11.3, the latest update of the operating system that runs on iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and newer, has caused some problems with the battery life, including a sudden battery drain experienced by iPhone X owners. Here is how you can try to fix the issues and improve the battery life of your iPhone: Restart the iPhone. You can try the easiest solution first – a simple reboot. Depending on the device you have, there is a different key combination you should use to reset. iPhone X and iPhone[…]

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The brand new Apple Watch to have a larger display, bigger battery

Apple set to announce a new smartwatch this Autumn. This Autumn, Apple will unveil the fourth generation of its popular smartwatch, and the new model will bring some important improvements, according to analyst Ming Chi Kuo. The report claims that Apple Watch (2018) will have a larger display and a better battery. It’s said that Apple Watch Series 4 will have a 15% bigger battery, but the impact on the physical size is yet unclear. The company may be reducing the bezels to accommodate the bigger screen into the same size body. The battery capacity will be increased too, which[…]

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Japan Display gearing up to produce LCD panels for iPhone 9

The display manufacturer hopes to raise millions to boost its production capacity. Apple finally shifted to OLED in 2017, but the life of LCD iPhones is not over just yet. According to rumors we already covered multiple times on this website, there will be a new LCD model in late 2018 which may be called the iPhone 9. It should be positioned at a lower price point, and released along with two more premium smartphones – iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus. Japan Display had been a major supplier of LCD panels for Apple’s iPhones until last year when[…]

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macOS High Sierra

What’s new in macOS High Sierra 10.13.4

Apple releases the fourth major update to macOS High Sierra. It’s been two months since Apple rolled out the 10.13.3 update to macOS High Sierra, but now the company is ready to unveil the fourth major update. After fixing the serious security flaws called Spectre and Meltdown in the previous update, with 10.13.4 Apple focuses on improving the performance and fixing remaining bugs. According to official release notes for this update, macOS 10.13.4 also brings some new features for supported computers. The update adds support for external graphic units, and Business chats in Messages (US only). Users can now sort[…]

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Apple will soon allow you to delete all data from all iPhone services

The company is working on a new Apple ID website. Reports are emerging online saying that the Cupertino-based technology leader is working on revamped privacy controls to comply with new EU laws. Apple will apparently update its Face ID website where users can see all stored data from all Apple/iOS services. The new website to manage your Apple account will allow you access all content, password, personal info and other data stored on the cloud by iPhone services. By logging in with your Apple ID and password, you will be able to download or completely delete this data. This website[…]

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iPad 2018

iOS 11.3 update rolls out to new iPads, update for iPhone imminent

Apple releases the iOS update for six-generation iPad The iPad’s 2018 hardware refresh in the form of the new iPad (6th generation) announced earlier this week is already receiving its first update, from 11.2 to iOS version 11.3. Strangely enough, the update is rolling out only to this specific model, while other iPads and iPhones are still on the 11.2 version. However, Apple appears to be releasing iOS 11.3 to all supported models very soon. iPad 2018 is already shipping to the first customers, while the physical sales may not start until early next week. If you are among the[…]

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What is a Spudger? The tool you never knew existed!

How these little tools can help you repair electronic devices at home. A spudger is a tool largely used in both the professional electronic repair industry, and by hobbyists who prefer to fix their cell phones and other devices at home. As the gadgets we use become more complicated in terms of design, the repair process requires sophisticated tools allowing removing and reinstalling components without risk of damaging the device. Is the spudger tool mandatory for a home or professional repair? Of course, you can get away with not using such a tool, but it makes significantly easier to get[…]

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Apple announces a new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support

iPad for $329 is now available for orders. Apple yesterday had an education-focused event in which we saw the updated 9.7-inch iPad. It’s the cheapest iPad to date, starting at $329 for individuals, and $299 for schools. Apple iPad 2018 is a hardware upgrade of the 2017 model, with one highlight feature – support for Apple Pencil – something never seen before outside of the iPad Pro line. The new tablet has the same size and weight (469g), unlike the rumors poiting toward a notch-like design similar to iPhone X. The headphone jack and the Home Button are also here,[…]

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